LYNX Silver Line
LYNX Silver Line Preliminary Design
A 26-mile alignment, with 28 proposed stations, that will travel from the Town of Matthews, through Uptown Charlotte, and out to the City of Belmont in Gaston County.
Bank of America
|City of Belmont|
|Bank of America Stadium||CPCC Central and Levine Campuses|
|BB&T Ballpark||LYNX Blue Line|
|Bojangles Coliseum||Novant-Matthews Hospital|
|Charlotte Douglas International Airport||Ovens Auditorium|
|Charlotte Gateway District||Town of Matthews|
Timeline: The LYNX Silver Line is currently in Pre-Project Development. From there, the project will move into the federally-mandated Project Development, then into Engineering & ROW Acquisition, and then into Construction. The goal is total completion by 2030.
Design Cost: $50 million.
How it's funded: CATS has allotted $50 million over 5 years in the current adopted budget to go towards the LYNX Silver Line design.
LYNX Silver Line rendering
LYNX Silver Line Transit Oriented Development Study
This study will plan for potential transit-oriented development along the proposed LYNX Silver Line by finalizing station locations and types, and focusing on accessibility for pedestrian and bicycle traffic near proposed stations.
Timeline: Study is expected to be completed by March 2022.
Study Cost: $1,150,000.
How it's funded: LYNX Silver Line TOD planning study is funded by a $920,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration, $200,000 from the City of Charlotte and $30,000 from Gaston County.
LYNX Silver Line Rail Trail Study
CATS will study to determine a continuous bike and pedestrian facility along the LYNX Silver Line light rail alignment. The trail is anticipated to run from the Town of Matthews to the City of Belmont.
Timeline: Design to begin early 2020. Concept completion expected by June 2020.
Study Cost: $200,000.
How it's funded: Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization contributed $150,000, the Town of Matthews contributed $25,000, and the City of Charlotte contributed $25,000 to complete the study.
LYNX Silver Line History